About Angel Luis

I am an Engineer of Telecommunications that love computers. My first computer was a Commodore 16kb, about 25 years ago and since then I am always fighting computers problems. Please visit my entries and ask me about whatever problem you have, I will be pleased to help you. My email is angelluis [at] maketecheasier [dot] com. You can follow me on twitter @agenlu or read my blog www.discoveryourpc.net

Articles by Angel Luis

How To Fix Network Problems Using Command Line Tools In Windows 7

How To Fix Network Problems Using Command Line Tools In Windows 7

Solving a network problem can be hard and frustrating. While you can check your internet connection using the Windows Network Diagnostic tool, it is hardly enough to solve most problems. Sometime, you might have to troubleshoot via the hard way – the command line way. There are several advantages to using th command line instead of […]

How To Limit Disk Space Usage By Users In Windows 7

How To Limit Disk Space Usage By Users In Windows 7

You just bought a 2TB hard disk and weeks later, you find that you are running out of hard disk space again. Sound familiar? No matter how big your hard disks are, sooner or later they are going to run out of space. The rate your storage space diminishes will be even faster if your […]

How To Fix The Common Problems In Internet Explorer 8

How To Fix The Common Problems In Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer may not be the favorite browser among geeks, but sadly, it is still the most widely used browser in the World. In this article, let us take a look at the common problems in Internet Explorer (IE8 specifically) and its fixes. Some of the common problems seen in IE8 include: You have more […]

5 Important Measures To Gear Up Your Windows 7 Security

5 Important Measures To Gear Up Your Windows 7 Security

If you are not making effort to improve your Windows 7 security Running a program always carries risks. For example, a program executed by a normal user can easily change the registry so it will start every time you turn on your computer. Other times, a utility, designed to improve your operating system, can change the […]

How To Protect Your Sensitive Documents In Windows 7

How To Protect Your Sensitive Documents In Windows 7

Do you ever have a confidential document that you don’t want others to see? How do you protect it from creeping eyes? While there are many tools in the market, both free and paid, that allow you to encrypt your files and folders, we are not going to discuss about them today. Instead, we will […]

How to Block Programs In Windows 7 Without Using AppLocker

How to Block Programs In Windows 7 Without Using AppLocker

While Applocker is a useful feature that allows you to block specific programs in Windows, it comes with one caveat – it is only available in Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise edition. Those who are using Home or Starter edition will not be able to use this app. In that post, we will show you […]

How To Restore Deleted Files Using Recuva Portable In Windows 7

How To Restore Deleted Files Using Recuva Portable In Windows 7

Sometimes you are working on your computer and a file is deleted by accident, or maybe you need to recover your lost photos from a memory card. Piriform, the creator of CCleaner, offers a free tool – Recuva that can help you to deal with this sort of problems. This handy utility can even restore […]

3 Easy Ways To Check The Health Of Your Hard Disk In Windows 7

3 Easy Ways To Check The Health Of Your Hard Disk In Windows 7

Hard disk failure happens for several reasons – a power failure, virus infection, a bad installation, and many other things that can lead to strange behaviours. In this post we will show you how you can diagnose and solve your hard disk problems with the default tools in WIndows 7. Note: The order is not […]

How To Schedule Microsoft Security Essential To Work At Night

How To Schedule Microsoft Security Essential To Work At Night

While there are plenty of anti-virus suite around, Microsoft Security Essential (MSE) is fast becoming one of the most popular security suite for end-users. The main reasons for its success is because it is free, lightweight and it just works. Being developed, endorsed and maintained by Microsoft also help. In MSE, one of the useful […]

How To Track Applications Resource Usage In Windows 7

How To Track Applications Resource Usage In Windows 7

Most of us tend to overlook this, but it is very important to control the resource usage of your applications. When an application misbehaved, it can cause other programs to work erratically. If your system runs out of CPU or memory, the programs has to stop until those resources become available. Since the first version […]

How To Block Specific Programs In Windows 7

How To Block Specific Programs In Windows 7

AppLocker is a new Windows 7 feature that will allow you to control the usage of your computer’s applications. Just a quick list of things you can do with this new function: Restrict apps to inexperience users: How many times have you lost an entire day because your children have clicked on the wrong button? […]

Step by Step Guide To Install Windows XP Mode In Windows 7

Step by Step Guide To Install Windows XP Mode In Windows 7

Windows 7 came with a very interesting feature called Windows XP mode. This feature allows you to setup a Windows XP virtual machine inside Windows 7 and execute any Windows XP’s program from it. If you are an advanced user, for sure you know about VirtualBox, which has been covered plenty of times in Make […]

How To Create A System Repair Disc in Windows 7

How To Create A System Repair Disc in Windows 7

I don’t know when you are going to have your next computer disaster but I’m sure you are going to have one. You can be sure that eventually you are going to suffer from one of the following issues: An electrical failure A virus infection A fault in your operating system A faulty driver Any […]

3 Native Tools to Help You Troubleshoot Your Problems In Windows 7

3 Native Tools to Help You Troubleshoot Your Problems In Windows 7

Having problems with your Windows 7? It will be a surprise if you don’t have a problem. How many times, for example, a problem with your network settings has stopped your internet connection? It’s something so common that we have already memorized the system restoration steps by heart, or worst still, reinstall the whole OS. […]